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Recruiting Members and Volunteers Amid a Changing Landscape

In recent months I have been traveling to ASQ sections and divisions to meet with our members. Our members are very passionate about ASQ, and they don’t hesitate to bring up challenges that we must address as an organization. One … Continue reading

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August Roundup: What's The Future of Quality?

Last month, ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers wrestled with a big question: What road will quality take in the future? In his August blog post, ASQ CEO, Bill Troy laid out two scenarios—one evolutionary and one revolutionary.  Some bloggers took one … Continue reading

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The Future of Quality: Evolutionary or Revolutionary?

In 1835, Alexis De Tocqueville, a French political writer, wrote his classic work, Democracy in America.  His observations about America were a fascinating window into the times and issues of the day.  Part of the power of his observations was … Continue reading

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A Time for Change

It’s been a busy few months, and, consequently, a quiet time on View From the Q. Thank you, bloggers and readers, for your patience. Let me give you an update. As you probably know, I’m retiring from ASQ as of … Continue reading

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Quality Today: Questions and Challenges

Today I’m thinking strategically and globally. Last month I wrote about the early findings from the ASQ’s Global State of Quality Research.  The first report was released last month at the World Conference for Quality and Improvement.  I think you’ll find … Continue reading

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May Roundup: Deming, Management & More

The ASQ blogging theme in May was a bit different from the norm, as we had five topics that ranged from bringing quality to the C-suite to forecasting the future of quality. And, some bloggers chose to respond to a post … Continue reading

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The Global State of Quality

  The ASQ Future of Quality study has for years pointed to globalization as a major force that is shaping the future. Twenty years ago globalization was a huge opportunity.  Thirteen years ago globalization felt like a threat.  By 2011 globalization was … Continue reading

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Quality Trends in Uncommon Places

[This is a guest post by Julia McIntosh of ASQ’s Communications department.] Most of the keynote speakers at ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement weren’t traditional “quality” professionals. Yet all wove the theme of quality into their presentations, which ranged … Continue reading

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ASQ World Conference Day 2: A Look Into the Future

[This is a guest post by Julia McIntosh of ASQ’s communications department.] The second day of ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement started with a look into our collective global future and ended with a glimpse of the future of quality itself. … Continue reading

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How Do You Define Quality?

Well, it’s a new year, 2013. We’re 13 years into what Dr. Juran said would be the “Century of Quality.” I wish I had taken the opportunity to ask Dr. Juran exactly what he foresaw.  If someone asked me if we were making … Continue reading

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